George Monbiot - Out of the Wreckage

Location: 

David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A

Date: 

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:30

Speaker: 

George Monbiot

What does the good life—and the good society—look like in the twenty-first century?

A toxic ideology rules the world – of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better world.

Join us for an evening of discussion with George Monbiot as he talks about his new book: 'Out of the wreckage: a new politics in an age of crisis'. New findings in psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology cast human nature in a radically different light: as the supreme altruists and cooperators. George argues that we can build on these findings to create a new politics: a ‘politics of belonging’.

So what does this mean for social and environmental justice campaigning in Edinburgh? How do we create a politics of belonging here in Scotland? There will be plenty of opportunity for George Monbiot and the audience to share their insights.

Doors open: 6pm

Hear George Monbiot speak. Take part in the Q&A. Buy books, mingle and browse stalls.

This event is jointly hosted by Global Justice Now and the Scottish Green party

 

Organised by : 

Sam Staddon

Event Contact Email: 

sam.staddon@ed.ac.uk